So what’s cooking in outdoor kitchens for 2017? Full sized WAG kitchens from Gaze Burvill’s are causing excitement again this summer — it’s A la Carte Grill Stations start from a mere €21,000, gazeburvill.com.
Dreaming large, find inspiration in the stunning concrete kitchens of Netherlands designers WWOO, which not only offer full, professional level cooking outside, but are hefty enough to perform boundary control with raised back panels, heavy timber shelving, sink, integrated fireplace or a braai, the South Africa barbie. Piet-lan van den Kommer’s work is favoured by celebrity Heston Blumenthal for his own garden. Check out the work on wwoo.nl. Meanwhile, serious barbie fanatics use the Big Green Egg, a piece of kit that will allow you to cook the Christmas turkey outdoors, if you so choose. The medium sized number, with prices starting north of €1,000 is available in Limerick through A Room Outside, aroomoutside.ie.
Finally, put the sophistication behind you and go large with a Cuban design roasting box taken from Chinese street food stalls. The Caja China is a simple wheeled BBQ rangey enough to handle a 45 kg pig, 16-18 whole chickens, 4-6 turkeys, 8-10 pork rib slabs; 8-10 pork shoulders or any other type of meat or fish. €150 with free shipping, lacajachina.eu. — Kya delongchamps
Wwoo outdoor kitchen include Big Green Egg barbeque. Elements from €1,100, wwoo.nl.